- Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 pm
- Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
- Artist: Jami Nakamura Lin (Writer; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
- Language: English (with consecutive interpretation; original texts or translation will be provided)
- Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC)
- Admission: Free (reservations required)
Chicago-based writer Jami Nakamura Lin, whose work merges themes of ethnic identity, faith, and mental illness, will share an excerpt from her novel-in-progress The Sin-Eaters―a book that incorporates aspects of Japanese folk tales and religion. In addition, she will read an essay addressing her grandfather’s experience in a WWII internment camp, and the ways in which this informs her understanding of America today.